Program Lead at Youth Alive Foundation

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Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) is a non-profit Civil Society Organization registered in Nigeria as a non-governmental organization.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Location: Akwa Ibom
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit  , Project Management 

Job Description:

  • Develop state level activity work plans and manage day-to-day activity implementation;
  • Work with the Executive Director and Programs Manager to develop and maintain clear lines of communication with advocates and key stakeholders and use this to inform and increase the impact of our work in Akwa Ibom state.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with key partners and interlocutors, including NGOs, governments, intergovernmental organizations, human rights bodies and experts, journalists and funders.
  • Work closely with international, regional, national and local civil society organizations and activists through formal and informal coalitions.
  • Establish and maintain effective program reporting and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyze, and report on results) in the state for both internal and external use;
  • Conduct state level surveys, need assessments, data, and information collection as and when required for on-going programs or future project proposals.
  • Participate in NGO and INGO meetings on youths and the development sector and represent YAF as requested in coordination forums in the state.
  • Ensure all program documentation is in place and adheres to internal and donor regulations.
  • Raise the profile of YAF in the state and its activities with the media, partners, constituents and the public through a variety of channels including press releases, articles, information booklets and other publicity material.
  • Work in with the Grant Accountant the Operations/Development Manager to ensure robust financial reports with supporting documents are submitted to donors.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement advocacy strategies.
  • The ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to support local, national advocacy initiatives of others.
  • Able to motivate/inspire others with ideas and call to action.
  • Innovative, energetic, solution-orientated approach to work.
  • Ability to represent the organization in a variety of fora locally and nationally.
  • Strong project planning skills with proven ability to organize and prioritize tasks and to manage own time efficiently.
  • Ability to understand and manage project finances.
  • Available and able to travel at short notice.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to identify problems and develop creative solutions.
  • Strong project management skills, including planning, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Relative knowledge of the political terrain and critical stakeholders in Akwa Ibom state.
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Internet and PowerPoint).


  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 5 years work experience in an NGO setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide programmatic leadership to a team in a fast-paced environment.

Method of Application

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Include Uyo Program Lead in the subject line.

In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • Your experience in program management, including any relevant achievements or challenges.
  • Your understanding of the NGO sector and the challenges it faces.
  • Your motivation for applying for this position and how it aligns with your career goals.